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Blessed Surrender

Weekly Contemplative OnLine Worship Service

Oct 17, 2010


Welcome to OneLife Ministries, an online ministry of Brian Kenneth Wilcox Ministries. This site is designed to lead you prayerfully into a heart experience of Divine Presence, Who is Love. I hope persons of varied wisdom paths will find inspiration here.

Blessings!
Brian Kenneth Wilcox

You are invited to join Brian at his groups on Facebook. They are Brian Kenneth Wilcox; OneLife Ministries - Weekly Contemplative Worship Experience; Love & Light – Brian Kenneth Wilcox Videos; Contemplative InterSpirituality – A Way For All Peoples; Mystic Love Poetry – Poetry of Brian Kenneth Wilcox & Friends. Brian is on YouTube with videos pertaining to spirituality; his channel is Brian Kenneth Wilcox. He is on Tweeter. For details or booking of events, contact Brian at briankwilcox@yahoo.com .

OPENING 'Confessional' SONG

My "religion" is Love... Welcome to the Worship experience to inspire us to the Gravity of Love, True Love, Divine Love, Love for ALL...

*Enigma. "The Gravity of Love."

GREETING

SONG

The Jesus Story invites us to explore and listen deeply to what it means truly, divinely to Love others, so that we find our greatest joy in giving ourselves for others in the ways they can receive Love. Sharing mystically in the crucifixion of Christ, as a universal Event enacted each time we let go of our resistance to Grace, opens to the new Life-of-Loving.

*Michael W. Smith. "Above All."

PRAYERFUL SILENCE

Today, I invite you to relax, breathe deeply, close your eyes, and enter into the Quiet of Silent Prayer, Meditation. Enjoy a while in this Silence. For those who like music as background during your Quiet, I give the video below. I recommend below a mantra, or prayer-word, or invocation; however, feel free to enjoy the Silence however you choose.
Breathing in: Come
Breathing out: holy Spirit

SONG

"Agnus Dei" is Latin for "Lamb of God." This song is a praise song to Jesus. Praise is one way we express adoration toward the Divine and others we Love. When we deeply Love someone, we want to express devotion to him or her. Praise is an act of self-transcendence. When we praise, we are surrendering to the Mystery within the other, or Other. Praise is Loving; Loving is Praise.

*Michael W. Smith. "Agnus Dei."

PRAYERS

Prayer requests can be posted at Sanctum of Prayer, on Facebook, or sent to Brian at the listed email above. Time will be devoted to the request in loving faith.

Hold in prayer audibly or in silence intercessions for persons and needs, petitions for yourself, and thanksgiving and praise. End the time with Prayerful Silence.

OUR PEACE SONG

We all share a humanness in common. We need each other, and at some time we each need someone to lean on. We need to be humble enough to lean on when we need to, and to be leaned on when another person needs someone to lean on. Just being present to share Presence and listen is a way of saying, "I'm glad for you to lean on me."

*Bill Withers. “Lean on Me.”

SPOKEN WORD

BLESSED SURRENDER - EXHAUSTED INTO LETTING GO

Brian Kenneth Wilcox, Chaplain, MDIV, MFT, PHD

RESPONSE

SONG

Steven Tyler, of the rock-n-roll group Aerosmith, and Juliette Hamilton sing a classic. Grace is a word for Love. We all most deeply long for Grace, and only Grace, amazing Grace, sets us free. Grace says, "Just surrender. Just say, 'Yes.'" We, through this "Yes" become breathing sacraments of Grace, in a world desperately longing for love and meaning, and harmony among us all. May it Be!

*Steven Tyler, Juliette Hamilton. "Amazing Grace."

I encourage you to end the service with prayerful reflections on the theme Blessed Surrender. I urge you to make some resolution to apply our theme for today to your life. See below for music to accompany the practice, if you wish to use it.

*Paul Collier. "Air."

Blessings to all who shared with us in the Worship experience, and blessings to everyone, and all Nature. Amen.






Thanks!

Brian Kenneth Wilcox

©Brian Kenneth Wilcox Ministries. 10/17/2010

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*OneLife Ministries is a division of Brian Kenneth Wilcox Ministries, SW Florida. Brian lives a vowed life, as an Associate of Greenbough House of Prayer.

*You can order his book An Ache for Union from major booksellers.

 

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